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Oris James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch

Made in honor of the contemporary Australian jazz musician James Morrison, and his ongoing contribution to the development of the next generation of jazz musicians, Oris unveils yet another winner in its Jazz collection: the James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch. The timepiece supports his eponymous music academy in Australia. The 38mm watch…

Time Capsules: Product — Patek Philippe Unveils Its Ladies First Minute Repeater

Patek Philippe- long the leader in complex timepieces pays closer attention to women’s complexities this year with an extensive array of complicated women’s watches that run the gamut from a split-seconds chronograph to the ultimate, first-time-ever for the brand Minute Repeater. This alluring and inviting complication – the elaborate acoustical chiming timepiece – is the…

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Time Capsules: Product – Franck Muller Releases Giga Tourbillon

Franck Muller has long been known for exceptional tourbillon calibers and mega-sized timepieces. Now, however, the brand takes its expertise a step further and unveils the ultra-large tourbillon escapement in its Giga Tourbillon timepieces. The Caliber FM 2100 manually wound mechanical movement   with a 20mm diameter tourbillon was months in the development stages. The tourbillon…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Boucheron Spreads Its Wings

Known for centuries as one of the great innovators in the jewelry world, the great House of Boucheron has teamed with Girard-Perregaux to bring timepieces of haute horology and haute joaillerie to the surface time and again. The brand’s newest one-of-a-kind Hera Tourbillon is an amazing example of beauty and awe that demonstrates the French…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Jacob & Co. Makes Cyclones Desirable

  Since its entry onto the watch scene, the Jacob & Co. brand has been an edgy –often provocative and talked about – brand. From its Five Time Zone watches with their bold colors and big bling to the Crystal and Quentin Tourbillons that made headlines, the brand continues to collaborate with top Swiss firms…

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Time Capsules: News — Sotheby’s Upcoming New York Auction Brings Hope

Next week, Sotheby’s Important Watches and Clocks Auction in New York on April 13 will feature a host of watches and clocks dating back from the 16th century to current best watchmakers. Works include automatons, singing bird clocks, and watches from today’s greats such as Urwerk == as well as many of the best in…

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Weekend Sojourn: Chopard Reveals its Continued Animal World Instincts

From the sublime chocolate diamond bear ring, to the adorable yellow diamond quacky duck ring – to the absolutely unbelievably magical peacock cuff bracelet—Chopard has demonstrated this year  more than ever before that its animal instincts are right on target.  In its haute Joaillerie collection, the brand releases extraordinary new pieces to the Animal World…

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Watch Stops 2011: Blancpain Releases 30-Minute Time Zone watch

A classic beauty to behold, a stunner on the wrist and a mechanical marvel  to top it off, this Blancpain Villeret Time zone 30 Minutes  Demi-Savonette (half-hunter) caseback watch is a half-hour time zone  timepiece – a rare find in today’s world. This watch enables travelers to countries such as India, or Venezuela, where there…

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Watch Stops 2011 : BaselWorld — Harry Winston Releases Histoire de Tourbillon 2

Ever since Harry Winston explored new territory with its Opus series, the brand launched into new realms of watchmaking investigation – offering new alloys and creative new movements. Now, Harry Winston unveils its Histoire de Tourbillon 2, meant to embrace the visionary spirit of the brand in a daring and distinctive manner. The watch features…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Dior Does Diamonds Right

Not that you wouldn’t expect a grand House like Dior – one of the most commanding icons in the haute couture world – to do diamond and gemstone timepieces superbly … but this year, Dior has pulled out all the stops. The brand has unveiled an entirely new collection that is at once both fascinating…

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